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Small business or moms or dads who are enterprising and have dreamed of being self-made can set-up their own business from home. Here are some home-based opportunities to consider:
You would have gained considerable experience to run this type of business in order to be qualified. Otherwise, a course does not take very long at your local business college or by correspondence. There are plenty of small businesses who can’t afford a full-time book-keeper, so you can pick up work from your neighborhood enterprises such as the car repair shop, news agent, grocer, and so on. A computer will be handy where you can install a popular accounting package to store all the necessary information for you and your clients. It can provide relevant data for the accountant or tax adviser for taxation purpose.
2. Calligraphy Service
If you already know how to do calligraphy, there’s a market for your talent among those needing special invitations, certificates, personalized greeting cards, diplomas, etc. Your investment will be for the special pens necessary to do the work. A number of library books can teach you this age-old art if you want to know more. Some local colleges also teach courses in calligraphy.
3. Casual Staff Agency
You can start a high-income business with low overheads by setting up an agency that supplies casual staff of all kinds to local businesses. You need to have a contract or hired people who can take on short-term jobs, such as secretaries and domestic staff, at short notice. Employers pay you a rate above what you pay their workers, which gives you your profit in exchange for managing the business. Contact your local licensing authority to check before starting up to operate this business. Continue reading
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Time management can be improved by better decisions
Time management, for its importance in relation to how we do things to make life easier, has been an over-emphasized subject. For small/home-based business owners, to keep working at managing time is a continuous challenge both at work and in personal life since work and personal life are much intertwined with family relationships.
How often do we regret and wished we had done something better with our past? We all undergo this feeling of guilt and self-blame. For one thing, time lost will never return. It’s sad, even more painful for those who can’t get away from guilt and regret. We can only move on despite the level of pain we experience, and hope that the remaining years of our lives can be spent better. Continue reading
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Effective communication by harnessing the art of active listening.
Earlier today, I wanted to know the latest news and switched on my television to one of the morning hosted-with-guests shows. Sometimes we get carried away. On occasion, we’d rather be heard than listen. Or even when we try to listen, our minds are already preparing for responses instead of actively listening. It’s not easy to listen either (even on TV) when we hear more than one person talking.This post is motivated by my present musings about active listening.
It’s not easy to communicate effectively when you are talking and the other person is also talking, or, in the middle of your sentence the other person butts in. Listening is not easy, unless we are physically impaired of hearing. I don’t mean that. Not everyone listens and listens actively. Listening is an art. And difficulty in listening happens even amongst educated people, family members, or between good friends.So what are the signs why we can’t hear others? Continue reading